Information about Carrowneany

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Carrowneany
Irish Form of Name:
Ceathramhadh an Aonaigh
Translation:
quarter of the fair or market
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ceathramhadh an Aonaigh
Carrowaneany
Carrowneany
Ceathramhadh an Aonaigh, quarter of the fair or market
Carrowneany Applotment Book
Carrowaneany Boundary Surveyors Sketch
Description:
There are three small portions of bog in this townland and a large portion at the North boundary which is flooded in Winter. The road from Dunmore to Kilnalag passes from W. to E. through the townland from which a road branches off N. side to a village named after the townland. There is a gravel pit North East boundary. The remainder of the land is tillage and pasture.
Situation:
Carrowaneany is situated 1 mile N. N.E. of middle Cloonmaghlaura in the townland of Cloonmaghlaura.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Carrowneany in Galway; C.-n-aonaigh, of the fair. See Aenach, a fair, vol. i. p. 205 [reproduced below].
In modern times and in the present spoken language, the word aenach is always applied to a cattle fair. It is pretty certain that in some cases the present cattle fairs are the representatives of the ancient popular assemblies, which have continued uninterruptedly from age to age, gradually changing their purposes to suit the requirements of each succeeding generation. This we find in the case of Nenagh in Tipperary, which is still celebrated for its great fairs. Its most ancient name was Aenach-Thete; and it was afterwards called - and is still universally called by speakers of Irish - Aenach-Urmhumhan [Enagh-Urooan], the assembly or assembly-place of Urmhumhan or Ormond, which indicates that it was at one time the chief meeting-place for the tribes of east Munster. The present name is formerd by the attraction of the article 'n to Aenach, viz., nAenach i.e. the fair, which is exactly represented in pronunciation by Nenagh (see p. 24). This word forms a great number of names, and in every case it indicates that a fair war formerly held in the place, though in most instances these fairs have been long discontinued, or transferred to other localities. The usual forms in modern names are -eeny, -eena, -enagh, and in Cork and Kerry, -eanig. Monasteranenagh in Limerick, where the fine ruins of the monastery founded by the king of Thomond in the twelfth century, still remain, is called by the Four Masters, Mainister-an-aenaigh, the monastery of the fair. But the fair was held there long before the foundation of the monastery, and down to that time the place was called Aenach-beag (Four Mast.), i.e. little fair, probably to distinguish it from the great fair of Nenagh. The simple word Enagh is the name of about twenty townlands in different counties, extending from Antrim to Cork; but in some cases especially in Ulster, this word may represent eanach, a marsh. The Irish name for Enagh, in the parish of Clonlea, county Clare, is Aenagh-O'bhFloinn, the fair or fair-green of the O'Flynns…

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
235 0 9
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
69 14 4
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
0 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
69 14 4
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Townland:
Carrowneany is a townland.
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Carrowneany
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Carrowneany
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
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Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Carrowneany is in the civil parish of Templetogher.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Glenamaddy/Boyounagh
  • Williamstown
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Templetogher
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

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